GardenGrrl's WunderBlog

Weather Wrist Right Again.

By: GardenGrrl, 5:50 AM GMT on November 30, 2007

Update. Thanks to all that have stopped by, I was really scared to do this surgery so I'm liking the "tea and sympathy" Thanks. My vision has cleared up, the swelling and drugs have gone down. 12/01/07

The "Weather Wrist" was right and we got precipitation within 24 hours in Lewisville. 11/30/07

11/29/07
I can hear betterWhich is ironic because I had nose surgery today. Can't see so hot though, can't type and hold reading glasses by face at same time, Have been putting this surgery off for a few years because it invloved removing my nose from my face to fix the obstruction and then putting it back on agin. If my new found hearing keeps up I think the whole thing will be worth it. And it will br really great if after it heals I can breath again!

The parters wrist is aching so was worried about dampness and cold rain coming. Wuba says it's pushed down later in the week. Will see whose forcast is best.

On a really great note too, Cowbays beat the Packers. As much as I like Brett Farve and wish him speedy recovery, I like my team to win. The news folks showed people tail-gait partying around the stadium and it really made me proud of Texas because Packers fans were tail gaiting too and no one was being a jerk towards them. Way to go Texans, that is class! (Hi Mom)

Updated: 4:43 PM GMT on December 01, 2007

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It's Officially Food Season!

By: GardenGrrl, 1:37 AM GMT on November 24, 2007

Yes, once again it's that glorious time of year where we stuff our faces and re-kindle friendships. Send cards and call people you care about, but just didn't quite have time to hang out with like you would like too because life is busy. (HI MOM!) Seriously, unless your a diabetic, forget the dieting stuff and go for all the gusto this wonderful season offers! Life is short, enjoy. Had a really good Turkey Day at our house. Via phone and live visits got to be with all the people I care about. Sydney the cockatoo had the time of his life playing with all the guests and trying to entice them to stick a finger in his cage. He achieved holiday story legend status by telling Becky's mom "Happy Birthday" when she said hi to him. It was Marthas birthday a few days earlier. We're not sure how he knew. Today it was chilly and sunny outside so we decorated my car, the holly tree and a few lawn ornaments with sparklely garland strands. Best Wishes to Everyone who visits here, have a safe and happy holiday!

Updated: 2:31 AM GMT on November 24, 2007

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Mothballs!?

By: GardenGrrl, 5:53 PM GMT on November 16, 2007

Maybe someone here knows the answer to this question. "Why would someone put so many moth balls in their house that even with the windows shut you can smell them outside? Recently a new next door neighbor has moved in. Not real friendly people, the , "Hi welcome to the neighborhood if you need anything just holler" greeting was met with the same enthusiasm one would give a door-to-door burial plot salesman. So just asking these folks whats up with the moth balls is out. When their windows are open I don't even want to go in my yard. Can't imagine what it is like inside that house. So does anyone have any idea what they are doing with the mothballs?

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Autumn Irises

By: GardenGrrl, 9:43 AM GMT on November 09, 2007

The weather this year in North Texas has been typically untypical. From a storm watching point of view it has been a banner year of watching small divisions of cells rise up and form into thunder storms that marched across the sky dropping record amounts of rain. It got neither too cold or too hot. Autumn has been wonderfully temperate. My flowers are confused. The little Dutch Irises that pop up in early spring have decided on an oncore presentation this fall. They haven't done this before so it should be interesting to see what kind of winter we will have.

Updated: 9:44 AM GMT on November 09, 2007

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Hot Springs, Arkansas

By: GardenGrrl, 9:04 AM GMT on November 02, 2007

After my second vacation to Hot Springs I have decided that Hot Springs, Arkansas is the New Orleans French Quarter for the over forty crowd. There are beautiful Victorian era buildings, arts, entertainment and some really good food, but much less emphasis on alcohol and crawling back to the hotel at dawn. That was another lifetime ago :) Hot Springs is Americas first national park being named by Andrew Jackson as a Federal Reservation in 1832. This paved the way for the development of setting aside natural areas and preserving them for the public use through the National Park system by a future president. The Park Service has restored the old Fordyce Bathhouse and conducts daily tours as well as administers the springs flowing in the area. The Buckstaff Bathhouse a few doors down offers spa services to the public where you can soak in the warm spring water and get a massage too. Being a gal that likes to eat, the downtown restaurants offer rich fare. My favorite is the Brau Haus German restaurant that offers some hearty plates of good old-fashioned German cooking. We ate there two nights in row. Breakfast around town is pretty standard unless you stay at Tinkerbelle's Wildwood 1884 Bed&Breakfast. It's a gorgeous restored Victorian House just on the edge of downtown. Breakfast is a five course affair of culinary treats served on fine china in a Victorian dining room. Stayed there last year and loved it. My dog sitter has moved, so we had to stay at the Velda Rose because Wildwood doesn't allow pets. (Can't blame them with all the restoration and antiques.) Across from the Velda Rose is a bakery called "Daily Bread" that has the best cream cheese danishes on the planet. The walnut bread is also stellar and we ate a loaf of it on the way to Garvan Gardens. If you love turn of the century architecture, strolling through downtown Hot Springs is pure eye candy. Wednesday night is the oldest on going open mike poetry/music stage in the country at the downtown coffee house. Most of the bars and restaurants have live musicians. It's a nice low key place to hang out, walk a lot and generally unwind. There is also crystal mining! Nothing is more fun than to be outside in fresh air digging in dirt and finding pretty shiny rocks. Okay, it takes certain kind of person to find that enjoyable :) I found some pretty decent clusters and points this year to add to my piles of crystaline treasures around the house and yard. Life is Good!

Updated: 9:08 AM GMT on November 02, 2007

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